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Printed/Published Work Korean(한국어)

이혼

About the Original Works

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Original Title
이혼
Title Romanization
Ihon
English Title
Divorce
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story

Author
Kim Soom
Co-Author
-
Published Year
-
Publisher
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ISBN
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Main Characters
Minjeong, Cheolsik 
Subject/Theme
Marriage system; different marriages; divorce; the sense of shame

About the Author

  • Kim Soom
  • Birth : 1974 ~ -
  • Occupation : Novelist
  • First Name : 숨
  • Family Name : 김
  • Korean Name : 김숨
  • ISNI : 0000000052953197
  • Works : 7
Plot

Minjeong and Cheolsik are getting divorced, and before the final signing of the papers, Minjeong thinks about the women around her: her coworker Yeongmi, who was fired from her job after her divorce and the nasty rumors about it; and her own mother, who wanted to but couldn’t divorce her husband because of the children. In the end, Minjeong decides that she must put an end to her agony and pain by ending her marriage. 

Descriptions(Languages 2)
  • Korean(한국어)
  • English(English)

2017년에 출간된 김 숨의 소설집<당신의 신>에 수록된 단편소설이다. 작가는 이혼을 앞둔 주인공과 그의 주변 사람들을 통해 다양한 결혼생활의 양태와 실패한 결혼 그리고 그 속에서 고통받는 여성들의 목소리를 담아내었다.

This short story by Kim Soom is included in Your God, her collection of three short stories published in 2017. All three stories including “Divorce” are told in the first-person voice of the main character, who is a woman in the middle of a divorce, and the stories reveal the social stereotyping and discrimination against divorced women. 

Translated Books1

  • English(English) Book
    Divorce
    Kim Soom / Kim Soom / 2019 / literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 21st century > Short Story